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Kwara State Health Insurance Program named a finalist in OECD DAC Prize

OECD praises 'comprehensive approach in establishing a working healthcare system'

  • Oct 29, 2014

The Kwara State Health Insurance Program has been recognized as a best practice model for taking innovation to scale by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD. This achievement was celebrated during an award ceremony held at OECD’s headquarters in Paris on Tuesday, 7 October 2014. The Kwara program is a joint initiative of the Kwara State Government, Hygeia Community Health Care, the Health Insurance Fund and PharmAccess. The OECD praised the program’s “comprehensive approach on the demand and supply side in establishing a working healthcare system, generating sustainability and overcoming market failure.”

07 Octobre 2014. The development Co-operation Report 2014 Photo : Herve Cortinat / OECD

07 Octobre 2014. The development Co-operation Report 2014
Photo : Herve Cortinat / OECD

The OECD DAC Prize for Taking Development Innovation to Scale aims to support innovative programs that have gone beyond the pilot phase. The Kwara State Health Insurance Program, set up with the support of the Dutch government, was selected as one of the ten finalists for the first DAC Prize.

  • Click here to view the booklet issued by the OECD DAC
  • Click here to read the OECD DAC jury comments